Orchard Manor, LU7

Orchard Manor, LU7

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Charles Church
3.76 (5 reviews) 3.76 (5 reviews)
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3.80
Facilities
3.80
Design
4.60
Location
3.80
Value
2.80
Management

Excellent

40%

Very Good

40%

Average

20%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

Orchard manor is a beautiful collection of three, four and five bedroom homes situated in Cheddington, a picturesque village in Buckinghamshire. Known in the past for its many orchards, the village is now a thriving community and has proven a popular place to set up home.

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A Very Happy Family Home In Cheddingto

Review Date Jul 2021

We moved into our new homes of the first day of lockdown in 2020.

Our home was our sanctuary, not only was the home finished to a high standard but the builders and site manager were also on-hand to deal with any issues we may have had.

We have had no serious issues with our new-build property and overall the process has been very easy and beyond expectations.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Cheddington is an extremely nice village with 2 family friendly pubs and a local shop. The village itself is also within 50 minutes of London Euston by Train.

Finally Cheddington is 25m from the M1 and M25 as well as 10 minutes from neighbouring towns of Tring and Leighton Buzzard.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Prior to moving in I wish we had have had more insight on our outdoor space as well as how the outdoor space is maintained within the development.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

The Customer Support team have been on-hand to deal with any issues in very timely manner, as the development and number of residents has grown this has understandingly declined.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Orchard Manor, Cheddington – Comments & Critique

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Review Date Jul 2021

Orchard Manor is a well designed and nicely laid out new estate. A number of different house styles and different materials (bricks/tiles) across the estate, sometimes even in the same named marque. This presents an attractive look whilst driving around the estate. Roads and footpaths are wide and well designed – part brick paved, part tarmac roads.

There are ongoing snagging issues – possibly more than one would expect – but Charles Church are working to rectify them; not always quickly enough!

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Good bus service to largest local town. Mainline railway station just outside village – fifteen minute walk. Two very good pubs and village shop. Excellent Primary School and play area. Various village societies.
Efficient bin collection. Little traffic noise away from the High Street which can be quite busy. Very few anti-social problems.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The number of snagging matters which are being dealt with but it would have been better if they hadn’t occurred

What is the best feature of your home:

The design including our own designated kitchen layout. The rural outlook is beautiful

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Disappointing build quality

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Review Date Jul 2021

Design of the development is good with a spacious feel and a good mix of designs and house sizes. No facilities on the site but in walking distance of the village shop, Childrens play area and village pubs.
Disappointing Building management on the site with extremely poor workmanship in certain areas. Making good of snagging items takes months and is often of an equally poor standard.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Lovely friendly village close to Tring and Leighton Buzzard. Village shop, 2 nice pubs, village school, tennis club, Scout group and village hall.
Train station with hourly trains to Euston and up to Birmingham.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Promises of making good any build issues within weeks is totally untrue. Poor site management and customer services. Unable to coordinate work that needs to be done and jobs are often left part finished for weeks, and the home you are living in left without sinks, flooring etc

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I would have refused to complete until issues with my new home were completed to a satisfactory standard.

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Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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Management needs to be better

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Review Date Jul 2021

Site managers constantly changing so they don’t keep up to date with problems always occurring on new builds
Outside areas not well kept over growing areas into public highways paths
Some interior fixtures poorly finished
Roads on site unfinished

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Walking distance to local pubs and restaurants walking distance to cheddington train station very nice local shop

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Lack of site managers response

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Very slowly to almost constantly having to write emails or numerous phone calls

4
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
3
Value
2
Management
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Spacious beautiful views

Review Date Jul 2021

My property is a spacious 1 bed with a large living dining area. Convenient downstairs toilet. And stunning bedroom with a beautiful view of the countryside. There is also a stunning bathroom with shower and bath. My property also has a large garden area that has luscious grass.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Lovely property in a stunning area. Also very friendly building staff on site very accommodating.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Very well built and maintained. Competent management on site.

5
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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